Swollen foot from sciatica???

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Acheybody
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   Posted 2/5/2012 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
This painful condition is just getting funner every day.  Now I see that my foot is quite swollen, and a slightly different color from my other one.  I've googled this and come up with no answers, just others with the same question. 
 
Can extreme pain, by itself, cause swelling?  I've never had this before, not even when I was pregnant.
 
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Debbie
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   Posted 2/5/2012 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't ever had problems with foot swelling when my sciatica. I would try to get in with the doctor.

Sherrine
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   Posted 2/6/2012 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you have pain in your leg, too?  I think I'd let the doctor know about this, Debbie.  I have sciatic-type pain but no swelling in my feet or legs...just pain. 
 
I also googled it and didn't see anything about swollen feet associated with sciatica.  That's why I suggest you call your doctor and let them know what is going on.   
 
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   Posted 2/6/2012 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Debbie, I had some swelling in my ankle area when my sciatica was at it's worst....the electric pain down to my toes combined with that tingly feeling at numbness at times. My foot became floppy and that is when I ended up with a dropped foot until the nerve impingement and muscle swelling went away. I agree with Sherrine...call your doc.

Thinking about you and hope this mess ends for you soon :)

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Acheybody
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   Posted 2/6/2012 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, the doctor said, through his nurse, that it's probably just part of the neurological ordeal I'm going through. In other words, part of the sciatica.

I thought I was doing better yesterday and today, and attributed that to using my reacher as a cane, so taking some weight off that foot. But tonight it keeps threatening to build to something big and nasty. When it gets that bad, it'll start in one part of my leg and spread, and I end up having to stand up and yell.

Also, leaning forward is a no-no. I'm finally maybe learning little ways to make it play nicer. Dr appt on Thursday! Hopefully some answers.

Robin, you give me hope because you had these severe symptoms too, and now you're walking all over the place!

Debbie
fibromyalgia, hashimoto's, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia
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